Journalism students at work at the University of Colorado, circa 1920s or 1930s.

CU celebrates long legacy of student journalism

Oct. 6, 2022

The first student newspaper at the University of Colorado launched in 1892. Since then, student coverage has created a colorful record of student life amidst adversity, controversy, levity and the most significant historical events of the 20th and 21st centuries.

stacked rocks on river

Students, faculty forge a thoughtful path to a mindful future

Sept. 19, 2022

The Mindful Campus Program, designed by students and faculty, aims to help students improve their own wellness and that of the community.

Uplift program meeting

Grad students organize STEM research experiences for underrepresented undergrads

Sept. 8, 2022

In 2021, a new research scholarship program, Uplift, was launched by the graduate student organization STEM Routes to provide mentored research experiences specifically catering to the challenges faced by underrepresented and underprivileged undergraduates at CU Boulder.

Sona Dimidjian

How the Crown Institute is contributing to mental health, wellness at CU Boulder

Sept. 2, 2022

As the Renée Crown Wellness Institute gears up for its grand opening this fall, Director Sona Dimidjian addresses the current climate for mental health and wellness among young people and how the institute is taking supportive action.

Howard B. Waltz Music Library

Black Lives Matter movement sparks composers project

Aug. 2, 2022

A new composers project on campus encourages recommendations for scores by Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC) composers. Stephanie Bonjack of the Howard B. Waltz Music Library explains.

Buffalo Bicycle Classic riders

20 years of the Buffalo Bicycle Classic

July 27, 2022

Colorado’s largest fundraising bicycle ride for scholarships began humbly enough, with two men brainstorming as they took a long ride for a children’s charity.

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A trailblazer in the science of slumber

June 7, 2022

Integrative physiology Professor Ken Wright is breaking new ground in the burgeoning field of sleep research, and bringing his students along for the ride, all of which has won him the Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award.

Erika Randall

At new conjunction, dancer-turned-dean heralds ‘ampersanding’

June 2, 2022

Erika Randall, a new associate dean for student success, wants students to feel their authentic selves are woven into the campus community. She also belives when people give themselves permission to embrace their disparate interests, they achieve increasingly compelling, creative work—what she calls “ampersanding.”

Students posing with balloon technology.

Student-designed black box rises 101,000 feet, captures data and imaginations

May 2, 2022

The assignment: write and test the code for a microcontroller, design and built an insulated casing to hold a camera and protect electronics and batteries from temperatures of approximately -35° Fahrenheit. Students, many of whom began the ATLAS course without much of a technical background, succeeded.

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Homegrown community engagement sprouts in Fort Morgan, Colorado

April 26, 2022

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of international travel, Mortenson Center graduate student Britta Bergstrom pivoted her field-based practicum in Tanzania to a community-engaged garden in her home state.